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Mar 12, 2011 6:30pm PST
now. tell us why the company has to come out with that. in the u.s. you have crossovers, why are you bringing this one to europe? >> for family customers in europe, this is an important segment, more than a million units. if you have a small family in europe, a five door hatch back may not be enough room. this gives customers more storage room. the c max is something new for the european industry and has started a multivehicle activity segment. the first player was the renault scenic. now they are coming out with a three row variant. this is a two row passenger vehicle. there are those larger, some with sliding doors, so we are introducing the grand c max here in europe. >> the grand c max has three rows to it. >> you mentioned sliding doors. why sliding doors? some people think sliding doors are too much like a minivan. >> we hear from customers in the u.s. and europe, especially in europe where you are in crowded parking lots a lot. a traditional vehicle is harder to get in and out. it's easier to get in and out for the passenger. i think our team worked hard to make sure that the
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Mar 9, 2011 7:00pm PST
>>> welcome to nhk news world line. the u.s. embassy announced the head of japan affairs at the state department kevin maher has been fired. visiting u.s. assistant secretary of state kurt campbell, in facted him of the move on thursday in their talks on thursday. they say a former deputy chief will assume the post. maher reportedly told some college students in the u.s. last december that okinawans are masters of manipulation and extortion. he was referring to the relocation of a u.s. marines air space station in the southern most prefecture. in the talks with takeaki matsumoto, campbell said maher's comments are unacceptable and contrary to u.s. policy and its respect for the people of okinawa. >>> japan's two major stock exchange operators will explore the possibility of consolidating their businesses. the talks will be aimed at bolstering japan's standing in the world equity market, amid growing pressure for realignment in the industry. if they agree to integrate operations it will have a listing of 4,000 stocks, rivaling the world's leading forces. the two will likel
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Mar 4, 2011 7:00pm PST
strategic reserves of oil. >> treasury secretary geithner testified thursday before a u.s. senate committee. he said united states is ready to coordinate closely with international financial institutions such as world bank to extend support to middle east and north african nations. >>> now to new zealand. the grim search for survivors of last week's devastating in christchurch continued -- earthquake in christchurch continued on friday. authorities say the search is focused on the collapsed building where many people are believe to be trapped. 163 people have been confirmed dead in the quake. the number of dead and missing is expected to total about 220. police are trying to identify the remains of those recovered. a japanese rescue team along with teams from new zealand and china, continue search operations at the site of the collapsed ctv building. it housed a language school attended by international students, including japanese. a disaster relief task force says work to remove debris at the site is nearing its end. >> we expect the ctv operation to be completed within the next two to th
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Mar 2, 2011 7:00pm PST
. police are searching for possible accomplices. >>> in business news the federal reserve says the u.s. economy continues toex pand gradually while some manufacturers and retailers are starting to pass on higher crude oil prices to customers. >>> on wednesday the fed released the so-called beige book report. that's a survey of economic conditions in the 12 districts across the country. the document says overall economic activity continued to expand at a modest to moderate pace in january and early february. it says most districts reported continued rises in corporate production and con sumtder spending. meanwhile, the report notes that manufacturers and retailers have passed on higher costs of crude oil and raw materials to clients and or are planning to do so in the near future. this trend will likely continue if commodity prices keep rising. >>> now, apple chief executive steve jobs returned from medical leave for a day to unveil a new lighter ipad tablet computer equipped with two cameras. >> thanks for coming. thank you. it's really thin. and it comes in two colors. >> jobs made hi
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Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm PDT
of the stricken reactor is at the fukushima plant. radiation continues to spread from the site. u.s. engineers and others are explaining their options of containing the leak. >> in the small village 40 kilometers northeast of fukushima, while outside detroit exclusion zone, the people living here thought they were safe -- northeast of fukushima, well east -- outside of the exclusion zone. >> this has exceeded the data. >> the latest news from fukushima also offers no grounds for optimism. yvette tb's do not know when or even if they will be able to return home -- in evacuees -- the evacuees do not know. >> we do not know when the situation will normalize, and we do not think there will be a future for us in the city. >> operator tepco has decided to decommission four of the reactors. filling them up may be necessary. >> government and experts are considering but these four buildings at the fukushima-dai- ichi plant to stop the spread of the substances. >> a they will spray it with a synthetic resin to try to prevent radioactive dust from being blown away or being watched to see. in a refugee c
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Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
officials doubled. the top u.s. and nato commanders in afghanistan said that washington are beginning to reduce force size in the country. steven is here with very good numbers for ejs. >> a pretty big come back with a fleet of good news revealed. the airbus company said that they returned to profit in the fourth quarter last year. forecasting higher revenue for the current year, they said they expected stronger revenue last year. the short-term version is that they have managed to move beyond big problems with several key programs. >> the boss had every reason to looked pleased as he announced full year results. the company posted and the outlook is good. >> the best way in the future is clearly cash. improved dramatically in 2010. >> the aircraft maker, airbus, demonstrates the lot -- the lion's share. they want to spend more on acquisitions. luckily we are in the situation where airbus is expanding. business is developing nicely while at the same time we see growth possible in other areas. in security, defense electronics, and services. we want to go -- growth through internal inve
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Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm PDT
radiation in the vicinity posed no immediate danger. but she added japan was considering asking the u.s. military for assistance. the nuclear emergency has forced the evacuation of more than 400,000 people. those in the affected area lineup for hours for drinking water, food, and other essential goods. most of remained, in the face of enormous hardship and confusing news -- confusing news. now some are growing anxious. >> i am extremely uneasy. information is so complex, and i cannot make any decisions by myself. i am really confused. >> emergency officials are checking people at shelters who fled the affected area for higher levels of radiation. but levels so far are of little concern, as is limited radioactivity directed in drinking water in the fukushima area. >> the japanese emperor has expressed his deep concern about the nuclear crisis. in a rare address to the nation, he called on the japanese people to reach out and help each other in this time of national suffering. in the disaster areas in the country's northeast, hundreds of thousands of people are still facing shortages of f
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Mar 17, 2011 7:00pm PDT
constantly. >>> translator: according to the report today, the u.s. government offers technical assistance, but the japanese declined that offer. this is an important point, so i'd like clarify what happened. on the part of the government, and cabinet, we don't recognize that such a fact has happened. as for the offer from the u.s. government, we'd like to receive more support from the u.s. government on what can be provided from the u.s. government and what is needed in the disaster areas being coordinated and discussed. and at least, on our part, from the cabinet, we have never said that we don't need such support. we are requesting for specific support to the u.s. government, and they are responding, as well. >>> translator: this is a followup question. secretary of state hillary clinton said that coolants are in shortage. was there any specific offers for specific support and are you going to need such assistance as well? >>> translator: in the meantime, what has been discussed we don't grasp the details of the discussions. as for the cooling, we are going to use water in principle. we
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Mar 1, 2011 7:00pm PST
the previous day. u.s. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke has indicated america's economy is growing at a faster pace than last year but he cautions over soaring oil prices over continuing soaring prices in the arab world. >> sustained rises in the price 0 of oil and other commodities will be a threat to overall growth and price stability. >> reporter: bernanke submitted the policy report to congress on tuesday. he said commodity prices are high due to growing demand in emerging economies. referring to the current economic situation in the u.s., bernanke said there is increased evidence that a self sustaining recovery in consumer and business spending may be taking hold. he added the risk of deflation has become negligent libl. he said it could be several years before the unemployment rate returns to a normal level. noting the housing sector remains exception ally weak. he stressed the deed to ease monetary measures. >>> the european ministry has updated the forecast for the euro zone. they said the latest forecast of 1.6% growth this year is 0.1 percentage points higher than predict
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Mar 3, 2011 7:00pm PST
moammar gadhafi. u.s. president barack obama has called on gadhafi to step down, but he remains hesitant over creating a no-fly zone over the country. >> i want to make sure that those full range of options are available to me. the region will be watching carefully to make sure we're on the right side of history. >> in a news conference on thursday, obama said gadhafi has lost legitimacy to lead and he must leave. he said his departure would be good for libya and the people and he said the u.s. has sent military aircraft to air lift egyptians who have fled from libya to neighboring tunisia. earlier in the week, the u.s. senate unanimously passed a resolution calling on the united nations to impose a no-fly zone. the secretary of defense robert gates said taking control of the skies or other direct military action would have 0 its con consequences for u.s. interests, not just in libya but throughout the middle east. >>> meanwhile, france and britain say they will support the introduction of a no-fly zone. french foreign minister and william hague met in paris on wednesday to discuss the s
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Mar 13, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> we cannot keep on spending money we do not have. >> in libya, ragtag forces hand on. should the u.s. intervene? and npr's shoots itself in the foot again. >> it is time to push bird bird out of the nest. >> let me say at the outset we are putting this program together on friday just as we are getting the details on the earthquake and to none in japan. we do not have a lot to add except that modern science and technology have enabled officials in hawaii and the west coast of the u.s. to warn residents well in advance. as always, the u.s. navy is ready to respond quickly to events in the pacific with humanitarian relief. beyond that, there is not much we can say at this point. the program is "inside wash.." it has been a long while since a congressional hearing has built up so much advanced + -- publicity, 7 negative. this was on home ground terrorism. ever since the announcement hearings, peter king had been accused of being a latter day joe mccarthy, but he refused to back down. >> to back them would be a craven surrender to political practice and an abdication of what i believe is
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm PST
regime launches air strikes in eastern libya as it battles to regain control. two u.s. soldiers are killed in a shooting at frankfurt airport. german interior minister thomas de maiziere takes the defense portfolio in a cabinet reshuffle. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we begin in libya, where gaddafi has threatened to start a war if the u.s. or nato intervenes in the unrest. speaking at a political rally, gaddafi says thousands of libyans could be killed if foreign powers and to the country. member is in the suez canal are heading toward libya as the u.s. and u.n. high pressure on the regime. forces loyal to gaddafi launched air strikes on a rebel- controlled town in the east of the country. >> dozens of seriously injured rebel soldiers have been admitted to this hospital. pro-gaddafi forces have launched air strikes on the city. the libyan leader attempts to recapture lost territory in the east of the country. inhabitants are fleeing the battles. there were intense clashes further west, in the oil port held by the rebels. gaddafi is striki
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Mar 8, 2011 7:00pm PST
such issues as the four russian held islands. >>> derogatory remarks by a u.s. government official about the people of okinawa have increased the difficult ty of relocating the station in the prefecture. they are outraged by kents made by kev kev, a u.s. state department official. maher described them as masters of manipulation and extortion in their negotiations with the central government within okinawa's local government, anger is rising over the remarks. >> he served as a council general in okinawa for several years. it's rather pathetic that, as a diplomate, he has such a poor understanding of the situation. it makes the futenma issue more complicated. >> they voted unanimously in favor of a resolution urging maher to retract his comments and apologize. >>> translator: maher's remarks trampled on the feelings of the okinawa people. the remark he made were mocking, disparaging and inexcusable. >> reporter: in a phone conversation on tuesday, japan's chief cabinet secretary launched a statement saying if true the comments were introept. in response roos said expressed his regrets that
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Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm PDT
intervention in libya diplomatic pressure is growing. the u.s., britain and france warned gaddafi to hold the advance and pull back on other cities. this comes on the heels of a decision to propose a no-fly zone. gaddafi has declared a cease- fire but rebels say government forces continued their assault. >> for these rebels the no-fly zone cannot come soon enough. the resolution gives me new hope. >> there for libya has decided on an immediate cease-fire and stoppage of all operations. >> that announcement has been received with skepticism. >> the libyan people have called for international assistance. this resolution paves the way for that to be answered. colonel gaddafi's refusal to hear the repeated calls to stop violence against his own people has left us with no other choice. >> the international community will not be tricked by the libyan regime. the international community will verify strict compliance with the resolution. >> at the nato headquarters preparations were made to pave the way for operations to begin this weekend. >> we now have the power and legal basis to stop. that i
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Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm PDT
. >> thank you. britain says it will be hosting a summit in london next week. progress on the u.s. mandate intervention in libya. the u.s. military said there is no indication that coalition air strikes resulted in any civilian casualties. wednesday night, sites again or targeted in the capital of tripoli. bobby gaddafi -- gaddafi's tanks in israel were hit. schelling's have resumed. >> a propaganda war is also being waged in libya. brandishing, a presenter on libyan state television pledged to give his last breath for libyan leader gaddafi. state television also broadcast images of gaddafi's supporters staging demonstrations and gaddafi himself making a brief public appearance for the first time in days. speaking from his compound, gaddafi pledged victory, denouncing what he called the unjustified aggression of crusader nations. although the united nations- backed strike had forced his troops to retreat, battles are still waiting on the ground. rebels and regime forces are still fighting for controleastee been engaged in a standoff for days. the u.s. president says intervention would not
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Mar 18, 2011 7:00pm PDT
,000 people are taking shelter in northeastern japan. many shelters are short of food and water. . >>> u.s. president barack obama has ordered moammar gadhafi stopped all of the attacks on the libyan people. >> now, once more, moammar gadhafi has a choice. the resolution that passed lays out very clear conditions that must be met. the united states, the united kingdom, france and arab states agree that a cease-fire must be implemented immediately. that means all attacks against civilians must stop. >> british prime minister david cameron said that britton will judge gadhafi by his actions and not words. reuters quoted a french spokesperson saying that gadhafi continues to press the libyan people. france expressed the interests in the enforcement of the no-fly zone. >>> let's take a look at the world weather forecast. >>> we wrap up with news of a young man who has been rescued in miyagi prefecture. eight days after the earthquake and tsunami hit eastern japan. that is the man that rescuers found in a collapsed house on saturday morning. he was immediately taken to a hospital nearby. that i
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Mar 27, 2011 6:00pm PDT
the population. that is the minimalist position. the u.s. as a separate -- i don't know if they used the word "objective," but it is clear that he has to go. our national interest is that he go, because as evan said, if he doesn't, we will have problems at home, we will have lost. the problem is that obama has hitched himself to the un, this multilateralism, so that we are constrained to go for what the u.n. and the international community wants, which is much, much less than what the u.s. wants and needs. >> what if gaddafi doesn't go? peggy noonan, writing in "the wall street journal" this week, "what are we for? two of the fort was a glow wjla.co -- who are we 4?" >> lets it get back to the objective of getting rid of gaddafi. setting out to kill him or defeat them -- you could say we have an axis of evil in the countries. you didn't go-- to war against korea because of the axis of evil. or when reagan talks about the evil empire, clearly an enemy. we did not go to war -- >> but this is different. if you go to kill the king, you have to kill the king. if you leave them in place, what you h
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Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm PST
flood of people fleeing. the international community is undecided as to how to respond, but the u.s. says it is not ruling out military intervention. >> washington has said it will move planes and warships closer to libya. our washington correspondent will tell us with that mission will entail. >> there are some midsize ships in the area. they're still discussing the matter. it seems unlikely any military action will be taken. what the u.s. wants to avoid is they intervene militarily because of oil. these military ships will assess some human -- humanitarian actions. they're not saying so openly at the moment because they want to foremost, build up pressure on gunboat diplomacy. >> there has been talk about imposing a no-fly zone. what is the latest on that? >> it is not off the table. privately, u.s. officials are saying it would be complicated and military members are saying it would involve taking out anti-aircraft installations in libya which in other words, means bombing. on top of that, the u.s. would do that within the framework of nato, who would need the backing of the un a
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Mar 6, 2011 6:00pm PST
. it 20-year-old u.s. marine corps lance corporal matthew snyder died in iraq, non-combat related. and 2006 as friends and family were bearing the marine members of the westboro baptist church of topeka kansas showed up to inform the world that his dad was god's punishment for this nation's tolerance of homosexuality. it held up signs that said, thank god for dead soldiers, and god hates the u.s.a. and thank god for 9/11. the core cause father sued members of the church, for among other things, at inflicting emotional distress. the jury awarded him $11 million and reduced, but the appeals court threw out the verdict and this week the supreme court ruled 8-1 that as hateful as the speech was, it is nevertheless predicted by the first amendment. as "the wall street journal" put it the other day, even jerks are protected by the first amendment. do you agree? >> the court agreed. remember the word and that the? -- empathy. you have candidate for mr. snyder but the course job is not necessarily to have empathy, but to say what the rules are that govern the country. essentially what the
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Mar 10, 2011 7:00pm PST
protests are an act of disloyalty to islam. >>> u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton will visit egypt and tunisia next week. she will be the first u.s. cabinet official to travel to the area since a wave of uprisings swept through the region. clinton was speaking to a congressional panel on thursday. >> we have an enormous stake in ensuring that egypt and tunisia provide models for the kind of democracy that we want to see. >> in egypt, clinton will announce a $150 million aid package that will also help to finance an election. she will speak directly to the egyptian people. clinton will hold talks with members of libya's opposition, either in ton neez wra or egypt. -- either in tunisia or egypt. >>> new york stocks plunged nearly 230 points on thursday falling below the 12,000 mark for the first time in over a month. spain's credit downgrade and concerns about the middle east and north africa weighed on stocks. investors sold a wide range of shares after a major government rating agency downgraded spain's sovereign debt. that fueled concerns credit worries might spread to other europ
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Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm PDT
argues that the arab states will be alienated if nato led the mission. but the u.s., italy, and britain have been pushing for nato to take over the operation. william hayes said that a unified command is necessary -- william hague said that a unified command is necessary. meanwhile, rebel forces in libya's third largest city say they have killed 30 loyalists snipers. troops loyal to gaddafi have been in the hospital. there are also reports of heavy fighting in northern east. >> more and more civilians are leading the stern -- are leading the eastern town as heavy gunfire continues between troops and rebels. >> this situation is getting worse and worse. god will punish those who are responsible for this. >> on thursday, libyan state tv showed footage of damage caused by overnight air strikes. officials say that a western bombs destroyed a military base in tripoli. france has since confirmed that dozens of coalition planes were indeed in operation over the country. libyan tv also showed injured people being admitted to hospital. libyan authorities said that 18 people were killed in the st
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Mar 7, 2011 7:00pm PST
concerns are spreading that the trend may adversely affect u.s. consumer sentiment and dampen economic recovery. >>> japan's current account surplus marked its first drop in nearly two months due to a jump in imports and soaring prices of crude oil and iron ore. the finance ministry set in a preliminary report on tuesday that the surplus for january totaled around $5.6 billion. that is a plunge of almost 48% from a year earlier. the trade deficit for january was $4.8 billion. the ministry said weaker exports during china's lunar new year holidays were another negative factor. this is the first time in two years that the trade balance has tipped into the red. the income balance, which includes returns on foreign investment, rose above 10%. the increase was due to improved earnings and overseas subsidiaries of japanese firms. >>> credit worries continue on heavily indebted european countries. this has led a u.s. credit rating agency to downgrade greek government bonds by three notches. moody's said on monday it lowered the rating of greek debt from the already below investment grade of b
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Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm PST
strike on a key oil port. investigators in germany believe the fatal gun attack on two u.s. airmen in frankfurt airport was politically motivated. and and ecb interest rate hike is on the horizon as the bank frets over mounting inflation. ♪ >> france and britain say there will support a no-fly zone over libya if the situation there gets worse. the french foreign ministry says the two countries plan to do everything they can to increase pressure on moammar gaddafi. the libyan leader once more airstrikes on the rebels thursday morning. witnesses say warplanes bombed an oil port. the rebels have appealed for outside help, asking for u.n.- backed airstrikes to end the conflict. >> in the battle zone town, rebels are burying the dead. thousands turned out to join the funeral procession. there are mercenaries hired by gaddafi. they're preparing for new attacks on their town, a strategic seaport with key oil facilities, after recent air strikes, a ground attack by gaddafi's troops appears imminent. >> we're ready to face gaddafi's men. our scouts are telling us they are headed this way.
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Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm PDT
. they are not the biggest volume in developing markets. they are strong in the u.s. there is place earlier. we don't yet have a business plan that includes a product such as that, but we are looking at it for feasibility. you can see what has been done with the concept car. you can only imagine what that car could look like. >> let's talk about the cx in a minute. getting to the cross over or suv segment, it's the ultimate off roading. jaguar doesn't have to do that. you can have an suv or cross over with a completely different personality. >> true. road based, not trail based. the common currency in the u.k., most people that drive fords are not farmers. they tend to be luxury cars with all around capability. the clear differentiation from a multipurpose vehicle, the jaguar versus the ranger is a clear differentiation, no question. it's defined. we are working on it. i support it. i have not seen the business case, numbers -- >> a lot of work to be done yet. let's talk about the cs5. i saw it at the paris show. it's a drop-dead gorgeous car. it's a concept and what not, but what are the thoughts of may
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Mar 22, 2011 7:00pm PDT
of encouragement from u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton. she says she is certain that japan will overcome its difficulties and make a comeback. >> it's been inspiring to see how the japanese people have responded under the most difficult of historic experiences. i have an absolute conviction that japan will come back even stronger for the future. >> reporter: clinton spoke to nhk after visiting the japanese embassy on tuesday in washington. signing a condolence book, clinton wrote one thing that signs through is the resilient spirit of the japanese which is an inspiration to all americans. they are advising americans within 80 kilometers to evacuate the area. this is stricter than the japanese advisory. a discrepa that clinton played down. >> we may have slightly different views about how to the darng or the impact, but those are not really in any way undermining the ongoing work that we're doing together. >> reporter: now we go to the biz desk. shery ahn tells us how the quake is likely to impact the economy. in the wake of the recent disaster, electricity continues to be rationed throughout
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Mar 24, 2011 7:00pm PDT
in zehme supplies of semi conducts and high-tech parts from japan's disaster area. u.s. automaker general motors says its assembly plant in louisiana has not been operating since monday. the firm has not been able to get sufficient parts from japan. gm says it hopes to resume operations as soon as possible. openle, a company within the gm group says it has temporarily halted production at its factories in germany and spain. swedish tell 0 com equipment maker ericsson has expressed concern about the availability of japanese parts and says it will consider sourcing from suppliers. finnish cell phone maker nokia says a lack of japanese components may affect the outpouft its products. >>> another problem for toke yees shell shocked consumers. soon after the quake, shelves run out of milk and then there was a run on bottled water and now a shortage of eggs is driving up prices. farmers say it will take some time before supplies return to normal. metropolitan tokyo get most of its eggs from northeastern japan. at this store in tokyo, eggs cost 40% more than before the quake. customers are limit
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Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm PDT
a blast car radiation levels rose for a time. at the u.s. is sending more specialists to help deal with the threat. in the country's -- in the country, the northeast humanitarian crisis -- the government has appealed for calm as people in tokyo began to flee the city or stock up on the essential supplies. >> in japan, the un's the nuclear energy agency says the containment wall at one of the reactors at the fukushima power plant may have been breached after an explosion on monday. radiation levels rose after a fire and separate reactor blast. most of the people within 30 kilometers have been evacuated. those remaining are being urged to stay indoors. above normal radiation levels have been measured in tokyo, 250 kilometers to the south. >> it tuesday's fire in reactor no. 4 and damage from explosions at the other reactor blocks pose a potentially disastrous situation. reports say pull for spent fuel rods in reactor no. 4 may have overheated and cannot be refueled -- cannot be refilled with water. workers are making a desperate attempt to pour water into the partially damaged roof u
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Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm PST
the bangladeshis to go back to their country. >> it could take up to five days. >> meanwhile in afghanistan, u.s. secretary of defense robert gates has apologized to president hamid karzai for the accidental deaths of children last week, six days after u.s. helicopter crews killed nine boys mistaken for taliban fighters. it's also discussed the future of the u.s. military in afghanistan, expected to be withdrawn by the end of 2014. a small contingent will remain to help train afghan security forces. the unrest going on in africa and the middle east is causing chaos with oil prices. >> causing major worries about economic growth. oil prices in london and new york spiking higher on monday on concerns over wider supply disruptions in the middle east and north africa. the recent sharp spike in prices and worries over what may come has prompted the united states to continue tapping its emergency oil reserves. >> as oil prices soar, industrial countries around the world are deciding whether they should tap into their reserves. the u.s. consumes more than 19 million barrels of oil every day, more than
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Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm PST
makers. >> in man who shot two u.s. servicemen was acting alone in frankfurt. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> muammar gaddafi's forces are fighting rebels on several fronts. in the west security forces launched an offensive to retake one town. in tripoli, protesters took to the streets calling for the end of muammar gaddafi's rule. there have been no reports of injuries. heavily armed rebels clashed with muammar gaddafi's forces elsewhere. the head of the rebel council says the fighting will not stop until the opposition liberates the entire country. the rebels are preparing to march on tripoli. >> rebels under fire from khadafi = = -- gaddafi loyalists. this man screams he wants to murder his own people. this is the site of a key oil terminal. rebels fired a sustained brian shaw of artillery in an attempt to overrun a military base. fighting was also reported 200 kilometers to the east. loyalist forces are taking a position outside one city. rebels are manning anti-aircraft guns around the clock. >> we have had enough. we want progress and not a cor
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Mar 20, 2011 6:30pm PDT
names, like u.s. actors live tyler, fashion critic na went to war, and pot -- and father paul mccartney. >> carolina coco but is one of the great models around today and is now worthy of the title supermodels. she is said to be the one of the most -- the nicest in the business. she was nice enough to spend a day with us in the french capital while she was rushing from one show to the next. >> that is the walk of a super model in a fashion show. >> while this is her in private on the streets of paris. born in what was then czechoslovakia, today she is one of the highest paid models in the world. during the paris shows, her agency is in a commotion of activity. but in the midst of all, carol linnik is an island of column. -- carol lena is an island of calm. now 26, shuster of which was just 16. >> for four years straight i had no time to see friends and have fun. i really worked. >> but the hard work was worth it. her career went ballistic. she became the model of choice for labels like vehrs taji and york. -- versace and oior. >> i love carolina. she is a great woman. >> the top model p
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Mar 27, 2011 6:30pm PDT
they developed a line specifically targeted to the u.s. >> we've been overwhelmedal with sales. to constantly increase our capacity, we're finally at a point where we can cover the demand. >> liquor or tea blends are all the rage. the term is mass cust myization. it refers to mass products you can customize for yourself at affordable prices. the same thing is happening with clothing. berlin alone both surround mass cust myization. >> we have individual lifestyles, individual ways of working. our society has become more multicultural. w that comes the desire to have unique products. we know what's possible and are less willing to compromise. >> anyone not daunted by the sheer range of choices can also create their own perfume online. a company called my purr fume began >> believe it or not, there are 28 billion possible companiess. >> there's he willen, lilly of the valley, mandarin, jazmine, rose. mumbing. -- at the heart is the virtual fragrance designer. they help users make their own perfumes. >> the challenge was to develop a website in which you can create your own fragerans without actu
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Mar 5, 2011 6:30pm PST
think it's the wave of the future. absolutely. because in here, you walk ou, u' s people working on the most amazing projects that they wouldn't have the means to push these projects forward on their own, and you need these innovative, creative individuals, you need to be able to give them thereurs t take their dream and make it a reality, because if you wait for a large cpa t come up to solutions, there's a large chance it will never happen. in order for the lar mpy to donate their human resources and fundraising efforts into making a project happen, they need to have a clearid tt there's a huge profit market available to fund it. with a fility like this, you don't need nearly the project to make it happen, because it's just the designer and his passion and you're not having to support the humanreurs a marketing team and the sales team in addition to the engineering team to get t products developed, so here they have the means to make the project and then someone can say that's a great project, let's mass produce it. and there's stuff in here that's esome nd of itself. you don't
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Mar 6, 2011 6:30pm PST
to exhibit his room portraits in a solo show. another exhibition in the u.s. is also in his sights. >> do not forget even noise catch up on our highlights -- do not forget that you can always catch up on our highlights show online as video on demand. thank you for watching. ♪ ===u=uuuuu
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Mar 16, 2011 7:00pm PDT
a selloff of u.s. stocks on wall street and mounting concerns over the troubled nuclear power station in quake it this northeastern japan. trader also anticipated accelerated yen buying by japanese firms bidding to repatriot their overseas assets to boost reconstruction efforts back home. on the new york foreign exchange, the yen reached 76.25 yen per dollar at one point, smashing the previous high set nearly 16 years ago in april 1995 by more than three yen. >> people are feeling nervous about the markets and it is a typical risk off day where the high interest rate currencies go down and the low currencies like the yen and swiss franc go up. as the news comes in, i think investors are trying to make up their mind as to how bad this will be and it is very uncertain right now. and i don't think we are getting nuf information to make good decisions. >> the momentum is carrying other to tokyo. here yen buying remains strong with the japanese currency trading above the 79 level. the yen is going for 79.440 to 49 per dollar. market sources say it will be under intense buying pressure for
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Mar 26, 2011 6:30pm PDT
♪ >> it took bankruptcy and a u.s. government bailout to save general motors. now g.m. is solidly profitable and gaining market share again. even so, it's not fully recovered. it faces weaknesses especially in the american market. how can the company address these issues? we are about to find out because our guest on today's show is mark reuss president of the north america operation. make no mistake about it, north america is where g.m. overwhelmingly makes most of its profit. it's thee core part of the company. stay where you are. we are about to dive into what's going on at general motors in just a moment. >> from our studios in the motor city, this is "autoline." here now is john mcelroy. >> here we are in the studio with mark reuss president of general motors north america. great to have you. >> thanks, john. >> joining us peter de lorenzo, the automotive extremist himself and scott burgess detroit news. let's jump right into it. during the bankruptcy, g.m. and other companies had to cutback on product development. looks to me like you have a lot of momentum in the market, bu
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Mar 28, 2011 7:00pm PDT
the government. in washington, meanwhile, u.s. president barack obama says the role of the united states will be limited to logistical and indirect support for the libyan people. nato will take over complete command of military actions against gadhafi's forces. >> and that we would transfer responsibilities to our allies and partners. we will work with the international community to provide assistance to the people of libya who need food for the hungry and medical care for the wounded. >>> hello and welcome back to your weather update. we're taking a look at conditions across sxwrrngs it is still looking pretty calm today. especially this morning a lot of warm sunshine spreading across the country. we've got that cold air here really retreating to the north. so much more warmer conditions throughout the country expected today. and a little precipitation, too, is expected. we are seeing a couple of these blue spots showing up here and there. there is going to be a little bit of instability building up throughout the atmosphere this afternoon. so that could allow for a couple isolated show
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Mar 29, 2011 7:00pm PDT
-called quantitative easing in which the u.s. government buying treasury securities will end early. now let's take a look at the latest long-term interest rates. this is the yield on the benchmark ten-year japanese government bond. in other asian markets, hong kong's hsi is traded over 1% higher. shanghai's key index for major blue chicaps is almost here and the sse composite is down over one-half of a percent. toho bank is the largest regional bank in fukushima prefecture, and it's making efforts to help people rebuild their lives and businesses after recent natural disaster struck the area. >> reporter: this bank is headquartered in fukushima city. by setting up temporary call centers, it's providing consultation services for account holders. >> translator: you don't have your bankbook, family seal or t atm card? >> reporter: to assist clients, they're clabting with 12 additional financial institutions. depositors can withdraw money from the accounts without the usual documentation as long as there's a way to confirm their identities. but the bank has been lagging behind in supporting regional
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Mar 30, 2011 7:00pm PDT
investors are buying the dollar as they predict the u.s. may end its monetary easing policy earlier than expected but there's also a move among japanese exporters to change their dollars into yen at the end of the business year. here's a look at the latest long-term interest rates, this is the yield on the benchmark ten year japanese government bond. now in other asian markets, hong kong's hang seng is in the positive, up almost 0.3%, but shanghai and shenzhen in and out of negative territory this thursday, both currently in positive territory. >>> toyota motor says supply chain disruptions in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami are preventing it from resuming full production. on wednesday, toyota decided to postpone restarting output at most factories until friday next week at the earliest. the decision will extend the production halt to nearly a month except at two plants in central and western japan. the automaker restarted the assembly of three hybrid models there on monday. toyota says it's still unable to obtain 500 kinds of parts, including electronic components. the disaster d
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Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
over who will take leadership over from the u.s. is open. some are urging for is to be transferred to nato. >> rejoined mr. you buy a middle east analyst. this is beginning to look messy. -- we are joined in the studio by in middle east analyst. >> it was not well thought through but was necessary. there would have been a bloodbath without it. no one in europe, the non is states, for the arab league have the desire to continue making business with gaddafi. it was necessary. we see the chaos theory in the making. there is chaos on the ground we have no idea how the opposition movement is being set up and to assess what with in the movement. on the western side within nato, we have no idea who is in command of the whole business. is it the french, americans? who is it? >> gaddafi still seems to be enjoying a lot of support back home. >> we have to be careful. there are people loyal to him. there are tribes grateful to him because he has financed them over 42 years. this is some gratitude. we're talking about tribes. with tribal allegiances, a look at who is holding power. if they fee
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Mar 11, 2011 6:00pm PST
clinton also saying that u.s. forces were involved in helping out on that effort. there is still a lot of concern about some of the fires that are burning around sendai and other parts of the country. they are saying that the train lines are going to be down tomorrow as well. it will be very difficult when the sun comes up in a few hours for authorities in rescue workers to get into those devastated areas. >> yes, daybreak will be a very sobering experience for everyone in japan. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> japanese authorities are taking steps to make sure that the earthquake disaster does not lead to a nuclear catastrophe. officials at one of the nuclear power facility said they will release slightly radioactive vaguer -- a vapor to ease the dangers pressure in one of the reactors. the cooling system in that reactor failed after the are of great, forcing japan's prime minister to declare a nuclear emergency. 6000 people have been ordered to evacuate the area. it is the largest nuclear facility area with 14 reactors. i will talk more about that. i am joined live by the direc
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Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm PDT
exile while france, the u.s., and britain want to see him put before the international criminal court. the british hosts of the conference, however, have been stressing points of unity. >he participants have affirmed the importance of full and swift implementation of the security council resolutionsnd our strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, and national unity of libya. weil pursuing additional sanctions on individuals and entities associated with the regime. >> delegates say the ongoing airstrikes against the gaddafi regime are just a first at which must be followed by political process. th he re to set up an international contact group to decide which course that would take. >> we coreth meeting in loon. france said they would consider garmin the rebels directly. this is something that they did noage . -- france said that they would consider forming -- arming the relsirtl >> hillary clinton thinks that arming would not be contrary to e u.n. resolution. very few concrete things have been agreed upon. ers the contact group with qatar, turkey will
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Mar 6, 2011 8:30pm PST
, was already nearing legendary status when he fled nazi germany for the u.s. in 1938. a one-time director of the celebrated bauhaus architecture school, mies is widely acknowledged as the founder of the glass and steel modernist style. some 60 miles southwest of chicago, the farnsworth house is nestled along the banks of the fox river in plano, illinois. >> the farnsworth house is considered to be one of the most celebrated examples of modernist domestic architecture. >> baer: i begin my visit with a guided tour. >> there it is. >> baer: wow. >> everyone goes, "ohh!" >> baer: in designing a simple open space with no decoration, mies said he was trying to create almost nothing, or in german, "bei nahe nichts." >> it's very important to keep in mind, this house was designed as a weekend home only, to be used by one individual. >> baer: thank you. >> mm-hmm. >> baer: that individual was mies' client dr. edith farnsworth their story begins in downtown chicago in 1945. dr. farnsworth, a well-to-do kidney specialist, had just bought herself a chunk of land along the fox river. 42 and single, sh
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Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, prompting renewed fear. meanwhile, the u.s. carrier george washington, which is stationein japan, has left the harbor south of tokyo as a precaution. >> another nuclear emergency has certainly tten the aention of the german chancellor. she says, rapid decisions are needed on the future of power in this country. and the leaders of the power plants say therefore -- there will be a panel to assess the risk on german nuclear plant. >> tuesday's meeting at the chancellery produced an agreement on the addition of a panel of experts. there will look at the implications of nuclear power. an ethics commission for safe energy supply will be tasked with assessing the risks and ranking them. >> it won't focus on current safety standards, but on identifying risks that have not been considered in the past. >> isn't it time to reassess the promises that we work with and base our standards on new, tougher premises? couldn't two catastrophe strike in germany at the same time, a flood, and an explosion? >> the goal is to make nuclear power a thing of the past quickly and aim for renewable energy. but that h
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Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm PDT
to exercise command over the ground forces. in a briefing at the pentagon, they also said u.s. forces were preparing to hand off control of the no-fly zone to the nato command, but will will -- will remain responsible for air strikes to protect civilians. >> western warplanes launched a seventh day of air strikes against muammar gaddafi's air forces. encouraged by the raid, the opposition hopes to retake the city soon. >> maybe today or tomorrow. [unintelligible] >> in the rebel stronghold, the imam thanks coalition forces for intervening. these photos show victims of the fighting from the rebels' side. >> [inaudible] >> it is unclear how many libyans have died in the conflict. >> japan's nuclear safety agency says it is likely the radioactive material is leaking from part of the number 3 reactor. officials don't think the reactor has cracked but the radioactive material is leaking from somewhere inside. earlier today the japanese prime minister warned the situation is nowhere near being resolved. >> the latest footage of the plant released by the japanese military. radiation and water at
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Feb 28, 2011 6:00pm PST
into some $30 billion u.s. the government says it has already paid compensation to half of those affected by this tsunami. in one area, the situation is better. the city's south of santiago was badly damaged. seven people were killed, and even the city hall in the church were destroyed. but when you're on, the mayor is optimistic. -- one year on. construction work is proceeding at a good pace. >> [speaking foreign language] [translation in german] >> in may year managed to convince a organizations to help with their plans -- the mayor managed to convince aid organizations. again, old materials are being reused. only cla is missing. -- clay is missing. >> the school has been providing help to this area for almost one year. >> [speaking foreign language] . >> the school also found a donor willing to provide two years' worth of health-care supplies for the center. the mayor is visiting a family that will be the first of 700 to get a proper house. i asked why things have not improved faster in this area. >> [speaking foreign language] [translation in german] many feared that another quake cou
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Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm PST
boosted by the recovery of the u.s. car market and continued demand by china. they remain cautiously optimistic about the rest of the year because of rising commodities prices and the general uncertainty on the financial markets. >> let's check in on tuesday's market action, starting off in frankfurt. they just managed tubino calledn to the slight gains of the day. -- they just managed to hold on to the slight gains of the day. in the last hour of trading, the dow is up to 12 belsen to madrid and 30 points. the euro is trading -- 12,000 two hundred 30 points. the euro is trading lower against the dollar. the recovery will continue and it will become more broadbased. that was at the last formal appearance has president. he will present the 2010 results. the man once touted as the next head of the european central bank finally shed some light on his plans for the future. >> and president presented the central bank's annual results for the last time on tuesday. they were not as good as they have been in the past. in the late 1990's, the bank posted profits of up to 12.4 billion euros. t
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Mar 13, 2011 12:00am PST
worked out was the u.s. and great britain -- you take our music, we'll take your music, we mix them all together. next act is a lot of great broadway music. abluly it bn huge influence on me musically, is the music of broadway, and singers like streisand, you know, have always been -- just something about the voice that really excites me, and i think in wales, we are very passionate directly about the voice itself, and if you go to a welsh wedding or a welsh funeral, you'll hear some fantastic singing. people rllar'tfrd jt t p, but what i love about the whole broadway tradition and the way choirs work over here, particularly as shown with sometngik"ge, is that it's conceived as a show, it's not just standing there, and we do a lot of that in our work. but to young generations, a loofhimuc n tthem -- "sit down, you're rockin' the boat, and you've got songs from "sweet charity," from "guys and dolls," and they may not know these great shows. d that's areat opportunity for us to be able to take this music to a new generation, but with shows like "glee" and the success of that in t u.k. as
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Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm PDT
.at the moment we don't hae the information we need to form a clear picture. >> france is also hosting the e.u.'s most ambush tious and expensive nuclear project to date. work is underway on an experimental fusion reactor. the european commission is pumping $7 billion into the project, but now may have to reconsider. let's move on to other international news now, and the united arab emeritus says it has sent some 500 police officers in to bahrain to calm anti-government protests by the kingdom's shia muslim majority. earlier on monday, some 200 saudi military vehicles entered bahrain carrying troops. bahraini state television shows footage of a convoy crossing a convoy and bahrain called on other gulf states to help kwell the demonstrations which are calling for more democracy. the opposition has called the move an act of war. roadblocks set up on protestors sunday to prevent access to the financial business harbor have remained in place. >> well, the libyan government says its forces continue to make advances against rebels in the east of the country. a rebel spokesman has denied claims that gov
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Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm PDT
, deliberations are still continuing in the u.s. what are the details of the resolution on the table? >> well, the resolution was drafted by the british and the french and it basically calls for all measures that would protect civilians. that includes a cease-fire, end to violence, and most importantly, a ban on libyan air space excluding humanitarian flights. it excludes the use or deployment of occupational force. what it boils down to this resolution is military force focusing on a no-fly zone, but excluding occupation. >> who is in favor and who is against and do you think it will pass? >> well, it's always hard to say with the security council. there seems to be a majority for it, even a comfortable majority. that is not the question. the question is what will the veto powers do, especially here, the two countries that are most likely to use their veto, china and russia for various reasons. russia has very good relationships or had very good relationships with libya, has a lot of investment down there with the gas industry. the french diplomats who have been very aggressive pushing this
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Mar 19, 2011 12:00am PDT
that comes from different areas. like in the u.s.
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